Mahmut Zeki Akarsu
As a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Warsaw, my research interests encompass macroeconomics and development economics. My current focus is on wage and income inequality, both in the United States and in middle-income countries, as well as on issues such as historical inequality, gender inequality, the Big Mac Affordability Index, the political economy, and the Turkish economy.
In my work, I frequently utilize R software for empirical research and Latex for document preparation.
I have received acceptance to partake in the esteemed WEAI conference, where I shall have the honor of presenting my scholarly paper: The Nexus Between Income Inequality and Inflation in Middle-Income Countries.
I have received acceptance to partake in the esteemed 2023 ANSER-ARES conference, where I shall have the honor of presenting my scholarly paper: An Investigation of Income and Wage Inequality in Turkey Using Burgernomics
My paper, with Orkideh Gharehgozli, has made it to SSRN top ten list. New study analyzes response of 5 European currencies during Ukraine-Russia conflict using advanced Bayesian model & high-frequency data. Paper: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on European Union Currencies: A High-Frequency Analysis
My another paper, with Orkideh Gharehgozli and Ram Sewak Dubey, has made it to @SSRN top ten list. Study finds a strong correlation between income inequality and conspicuous consumption of luxury goods in the United States. Paper: Wealth and Want: Income Inequality and Demand for Luxury Goods in the United States
I will be in the job market in 2023/2024. Here is my job market paper: Wage or Wealth: Unpacking the Driving Forces Behind U.S. Inequality
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